Friday 8th July was a great day out with a local group (Glasgow) from Luss to two of Loch Lomond’s many islands. On the first we found out about the uses of Sphangnum Moss, Horse’s Hoof Fungi and some of nature’s own medicines as well as collecting and tasting Blaeberries, Wood Sorrel and Pine needles (not so pleasant). On the second we searched in vain for sight of the island’s few remaining wallabies, and discovered some of the history of the island and it’s inhabitants. A strong headwind on the way home meant that all the paddling skills developed in the morning were put to good use and we were even treated to some warm and sunny spells on our return journey too.
PlacesBalmaha Ben Lomond Ardochlay Drymen Mugdock Country Park Kelvin Aberfoyle Mark Cottage Inchtavannach Estonia Loch Lomond Islands Loch Lomond Luss Village Loch Ard Inchmoan Ardochly Ardlui Loch Chon Kenya Froach Isle Helensburgh Nairobi Broomhill Hospital Inch Tavannach Lochgoilhead nchtavannach Loch Lomond national park Mt Kenya Loch Long Finnart Conic Hill Luss Connich Hill Loch Goil Inchcailloch Torrance rowardennan Fourth and Clyde canal Inchconnachan Inch Moan Kirkintilloch Inch Connachan Lodge on Loch Lomond Hotel Hessilhead wildlife centre Carraig nan Ron
FaunaWoodpecker Cormorant Buzzards Canadian Goose Robin Swan Edible crab Black Guillemot Gannet Osprey Swans Racoon dog Jackdaw Porpoise Hooded Crow Raven kingfisher Oyster Chatcher Oyster Catcher Oystercatcher Crow Dipper Oyster Catchers Kittiwake Common Tern Wild Goats Merganser Damsel Fly Buzzard Heron Little Grebe dolphin Dragon Fly Mallard Seal Canadian Geese Star fish jelly fish Wagtail Herring Gull Merganser Ducks Deer Red Fox Hedgehog Gulls
FloraNettles Forestry Plantations Old Man's Bear Lichen Rhododendron cotton grass Australian Magnolia Alder Ewe Elder Birch Bark Myrtle Rowan Harebell Atlantic Oak Common sorrel Pine Oak Beach Copice Western Atlantic Oak Crack willow Wood sorrel Mountain soft rush Horse's Hoof Fungi Hawthorn Sphagnum moss Bog Myrtle Bull rush Honeysuckle Scotts Pine Kelp Marsh Willow frosted Trees Atlantic Oak and Australian Magnolia Scotts Pine Trees Star Moss Horseshoe Fungi Scotts Pine tree Sycamore Blaeberry Silver Birch Lilly pads Birch Horse's Hoof Fungus Blaeberries
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